“This past summer I learned about Cloa’s Ark Animal Sanctuary and how Claudine and Patrick were expanding their kindness to animals. I have volunteered at many sanctuaries for animals and nothing compares to the experience I had and continue to have at Cloa’s Ark.
Cloa’s Ark is a special sanctuary because visitors will witness Claudine and Patrick interact with each animal as individuals and share each animal’s story. Every animal at Cloa’s Ark has a name, a personality, and a personal narrative. As busy as they are caring for eighty‐five plus animals, Claudine and Patrick tenderly talk to each animal displaying the emotional relationship that exists between human beings and every kind of animal.
Visitors to the Sanctuary also learn about the emotional relationships amongst the animals as Claudine and Patrick know how each animal relates to others.
Operating a sanctuary for animals is not easy work yet Claudine and Patrick, motivated by compassion,
are dedicated to the well‐being of all the animals at Cloa’s Ark. Claudine and Patrick are knowledgeable and educated in providing the appropriate nutrition, environment, and health care for the animals. They are extremely sensitive to each kind of animal’s behavior and specific needs. One of the calves at Cloa’s Ark had surgery and required daily wound care during her convalescence. Claudine and Patrick diligently nursed this calf back to a full recovery.
I know that all of the animals at Cloa’s Ark receive the same level of care and this is remarkable. Cloa’s Ark Animal Sanctuary is a special place where animals are given a peaceful home. More importantly it is a place where children and adults can spend time with animals, learn about them, and learn about compassion. Every time I go to Cloa’s Ark, I learn something new about animals and myself and I hope that many more people will have the same opportunity.